More from the Moth Trap

I moved the moth trap away from the Lilac last night and had a much more manageable catch which didn’t take long to go through:

  • 2x White Ermine
  • 1x Eyed Hawkmoth
  • 1x Oligia sp.
  • 2x Common Marbled Carpet
  • 2x Broom Moth
  • 3x Heart and Dart
  • 12x Flame Shoulder
  • 3x Setaceous Hebrew Character
  • 10x Small Square-spot
  • 2x Small Magpie
  • 1x Cinnabar
  • 2x Shoulder-striped Wainscot
  • 1x Brown Rustic
  • 1x Treble Lines
  • 1x Shore Wainscot*
  • 1x Dark Arches*
  • 2x Common Pug
  • 1x Shaded Pug
  • 1x Grey Pug*

It looks as though it could be a good weekend for the moths so I may well move the trap back to the lilac and be prepared for a huge catch the next day.

There were only a couple of new species last night, the Dark Arches which is a very common moth and the Shore Wainscot which is only found in coastal areas with dunes so isn’t so common. The Shore Wainscot probably doesn’t show up in many people’s gardens so it was nice to get this one.

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Alan is a Freelance Website Designer, Sports & Exercise Science Lab Technician and full time Dad & husband with far too many hobbies: Triathlete, Swimming, Cycling, Running, MTBing, Surfing, Windsurfing, SUPing, Gardening, Photography.... The list goes on.

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